Real Madrid President that signed Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 has said he is likely to return to Manchester United. Portugal media broke the news on Friday less than a week after CR7 was accused of tax evasion by a Spanish Prosecutor. The four-times World Player of the year has been accused of defrauding tax authorities €14.7million between 2011 and 2014.
The former President believes it will be hard to change his mind if has indeed decided to leave.
“I think it is very difficult to change his mind,’’ Calderon told BBC Sport.
“I had the same situation with Manchester United when he wanted to leave and I signed him. He said, ‘I want to leave’ and that was that.
“Ronaldo delayed his move to Madrid for a year because Alex Ferguson was like a father to him. He loved the club, the fans, the city and I don’t rule out a move back.”
“I hope he hasn’t decided to leave but if he has already made his mind up, it will be difficult to change the situation.
“Very few clubs can meet his expectations. Not because they can’t pay the money but because they need to offer him the possibility of winning titles and personal awards.”
Ronaldo will not move to China
When asked about the possibility of him switching to Chinese Super League, Calderon said: “I am sure he will stay in Europe,”
“I don’t see him playing in China or the Middle East. He is not that type of player. He has three or four more years to be a top, top player and he would like to keep winning titles, anywhere he goes.”
‘Man United must beat the best in Europe’- Sir Alex Ferguson
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Jose Mourinho to beat the best in the World. The Legendary Coach is pleased with the tough matches the club is preparing to play in pre-season. The Red Devils will face Real Madrid and Barcelona in the US in International Champions Cup.
“The great thing about United is you’ve got to accept the challenge of beating the best.
“The expectation is always there and the matches we’ll face in the ICC are all big ones. It’s very good for the younger players to come into this type of competition in terms of preparing to be a Manchester United player.
“The more intense the challenge they can get, the better prepared they will be when facing Manchester City in an important league match or Real Madrid or Barcelona in Europe.
“The preparation to play in games as big as that can be started in pre-season tournaments like the ICC, which is fantastic.”
The ‘Special One’ helped Old Trafford celebrate three trophies in his first season in charge. Old Trafford celebrated FA Community Shield, EFL League Cup and Europa League. They also qualified for next year Champions League.